Saturday, August 18, 2007
Steamboat Springs A young Alabama woman died Thursday night in an all-terrain vehicle accident at Three Forks Ranch in North Routt County.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Hannah Floyd, 19, was driving a small ATV, similar to a John Deere Gator utility vehicle, down an inclined road at about 9 p.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, which rolled over. Floyd was pinned beneath the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, Ryg said.
Floyd was a member of the ranch's summer work crew, Ryg said. She was by herself when the accident occurred on a road near the ranch's primary compound.
Three Forks Ranch administrators could not be reached for comment Friday.
Ryg said an autopsy will be performed today to determine the cause of death. The Routt County Sheriff's Office was one of several agencies that responded to the scene. An ambulance arrived from Baggs, Wyo., Ryg said.
Three Forks Ranch is just south of the Wyoming border on Routt County Road 129. The ranch has multiple lodges and outfits fly fishing and hunting expeditions, leases grazing land for cattle, and hosts winter activities including snowmobile, snowshoe and cross-country skiing trips.